or


[03/24/05 - 12:00 AM]
Golden Globe Award Winner Cybill Shepherd Stars in 'Martha' (Working Title), a New Television Movie That Will Begin Production in Toronto for Broadcast on the CBS Television Network

[via press release from CBS]

GOLDEN GLOBE AWARD WINNER CYBILL SHEPHERD STARS IN "MARTHA� (WORKING TITLE), A NEW TELEVISION MOVIE THAT WILL BEGIN PRODUCTION IN TORONTO FOR BROADCAST ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

MARTHA (working title), a new television movie starring Golden Globe Award-winning actress Cybill Shepherd ("Moonlighting"), will begin production in Toronto for broadcast on the CBS Television Network. The movie chronicles the events that led to the downfall and subsequent reemergence of America�s favorite domestic diva, from the day her company goes public through her release from Alderson Federal Prison.

MARTHA (working title) begins with Stewart (Shepherd) at the pinnacle of her success, celebrating the news that her self-built empire, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, has become a publicly traded company, thus making her a billionaire. Overseeing her magazine, television show and website, Stewart is at the top of her game until she decides to sell her shares of ImClone stock on December 27, 2001, one day before the FDA announced it had rejected an application for the approval of a new cancer drug, which sent the company�s stock prices tumbling. Federal investigators link Stewart to ImClone CEO Sam Waksal, who is under investigation for insider trading, through her stockbroker, Peter Baconovic. Suddenly, one of the most successful women in the country is suspected of conspiracy, securities fraud and obstruction of justice.

Stewart is ultimately indicted, leading her to stand trial alongside Baconovic. Found guilty of all charges, she is sentenced to five months at Alderson Federal Prison, nicknamed �Camp Cupcake� by the nation�s media, followed by five months of house arrest. Determined to clear her good name, Stewart pursues her appeal, but asks to begin her prison sentence early in an effort to put the nightmare behind her. She begins serving her prison term on October 8, 2004.

Prison proves to be a life-altering experience for Stewart, who regularly posts messages on her personal website describing her day-to-day activities, as well as urging the government to consider national prison reforms. When the embattled domestic diva is finally released from prison to begin the house arrest portion of her sentence on March 4, 2005, the nation embraces a new Martha � thinner, more circumspect, ready to put the past behind her and start a fresh chapter in her intriguing, remarkable life.

MARTHA is being produced by Paramount Pictures Television. Tom Patricia (�Homeless to Harvard,� �Dawn Anna�) is the executive producer, with Frank Siracusa (�Platinum�) producing. Eric Bross (�Traffic�) is directing the film from a script by Charles Bohl (�Swimfan�).





  [march 2005]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· DAWN ANNA (LIFETIME)
· HOMELESS TO HARVARD: THE LIZ MURRAY STORY (LIFETIME)
· MARTHA BEHIND BARS (CBS)
· PLATINUM (UPN)
· TRAFFIC (USA)





[01/28/15 - 11:42 AM]
Video: Key & Peele Deliver All-New East/West Bowl "Pro Edition" Ahead of the "Key & Peele Super Bowl Special"
The special premieres Super Bowl Weekend on Friday, January 30 at 10:00/9:00c on Comedy Central.

[01/28/15 - 11:28 AM]
WGN America Announces Premiere Date for Season Two of Its Spellbinding Original Drama "Salem" and Debuts First-Look Photo
The show's 13-episode sophomore run kicks off on Sunday, April 5 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/28/15 - 11:25 AM]
Nick Offerman Stars in Digital Short Promoting NBC Sports Group's NASCAR Coverage
One 30-second and one 60-second TV spot from the video will air this Sunday during NBC's broadcast of Super Bowl XLIX, beginning with pre-game coverage at Noon ET.

[01/28/15 - 11:18 AM]
Trailer Park: "Welcome to Myrtle Manor" Is Back on the Map with Season Three on TLC
Look for the first of 10 new episodes on Thursday, February 26 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/28/15 - 11:01 AM]
New Spike TV Series Helps Families in Financial Crisis
In "Family Takeover," Victor Antonio, a Fortune 500 business strategist, helps families pull themselves out from the economic abyss.

[01/28/15 - 10:04 AM]
Production Has Begun on the Starz Original Series "Blunt Talk"
The Patrick Stewart-led comedy will launch this summer on the pay channel.

[01/28/15 - 09:26 AM]
Bravo Media Celebrates the Oscars on "Inside the Actors Studio" with Neil Patrick Harris Airing February 12 at 8PM ET/PT
"We have a history of celebrating the Academy Awards on 'Inside the Actors Studio,'" said Lipton. "This year we have the Oscar host himself, Neil Patrick Harris, making magic, literally and figuratively, on our stage."

[01/28/15 - 09:04 AM]
ABC Family Serves Up Another Helping of Hit Comedy Series "Young & Hungry" and More Scares in "Freak Out" on March 25
"Young & Hungry" executive producer Ashley Tisdale will reprise her guest role as formidable magazine editor Logan Rawlings in Season 2, and Jesse McCartney will return as tech genius Cooper in several episodes.

[01/28/15 - 08:58 AM]
"Live with Kelly and Michael" Is the Week's No. 2 Syndicated Talk Show
Disney-ABC Domestic Television spins the numbers for the week of January 12-16.

[01/28/15 - 08:54 AM]
"Meet My Valentine" Starring Scott Wolf Premieres February 6 at 9 PM ET/PT on ION Television
Courtney Ford also stars in the film, which will also encore on February 14 at 8:00/7:00c.

[01/28/15 - 08:47 AM]
"Parks and Recreation" Matches Last Week's 18-49 Rating and Remains Within 0.1 of Its Strong Season Debut
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 27.

[01/28/15 - 08:45 AM]
Brit Phenom Rita Ora to Perform at the Oscars(R)
The Oscars, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, will air on Sunday, February 22, live on ABC.

[01/28/15 - 08:37 AM]
"Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" with Terry Crews Is the Only Syndicated Game Show Up Week to Week
Disney-ABC Domestic Television spins the numbers for the week of January 12-16.

[01/28/15 - 08:32 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: Special "CSI" Helps Push CBS on Top
The Eye leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[01/28/15 - 07:30 AM]
Video: E! Announces Super Bowl Spot for "The Royals" - Teaser Released Today!!
The spot takes viewers inside the high stakes world of the show's fictional British royal family, including leading cast members Elizabeth Hurley, Alexandra Park and William Moseley.